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Corner of Moshi & Old Moshi Roads | Kijenge, Arusha, Tanzania
250 8448
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Federal, Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 separate nights in this hotel with 1 week gap in the middle, whilst visiting Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro crater, & Lake Manyara. Arusha is the gateway to these wonderful attractions. The hotel staff are quite rude, the food is very poor in both range & quality and in our rooms the hot water had to be run for... More 

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Thank David W
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Ugly looking hotel but incredibly good Indian food at reasonable prices. Good portions and the kitchens are open-plan. We were asked about how spicy we wanted every dish which was very much appreciated.

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Thank Frances T
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Bustling upscale hotel with all the Western commodities. If you miss your Sheraton or Hilton then Karibu! Not for the backpacking crowd. If you miss the amenities of back home then book here.

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Thank John T
Nairobi, Kenya
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Went to the restaurant for luch with family. The children enjoyed the pizza as it was large and delicious, however the chinise (chicken wings and vegetable spring rolls) were not very delicious, they need to improve on the same. The service was abit slow given the place was not very packed. The cost was average and affordable

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Thank Beatrice V
Ivy, Virginia
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Returned to the Impala Hotel restaurant for a shared dinner with 6 others.This was my 4th dinner there and returned because the food is good, reasonably priced and it is popular with locals. Everything is prepared in full view. The range of offerings is quite broad and each dish was quite tasty. Service was prompt but there was a wait... More 

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Thank pttuva
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 December 2013

First of all all was the welcome from the staff, they made us comfortable. Our room was cozy and warm made the wet and rainy day in Arusha so worth it. Timely Room service throughout. Rooms decor might look dated but it works. Its like an experience you cant recreate elsewhere. The Impala pizza is a must have!

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Thank Kerigo
Colorado
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2013

We stayed here one night when we left our other hotel in the middle of the night because of wedding and birthday celebrations right outside our room. Luckily, the Impala had space. Unlike most places in TZ, the Impala does not offer resident discounts. The room we were given had been renovated but it still felt dirty. There was a... More 

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Thank Mosses_Taretoy
Guelph, Canada
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

I was totally surprised by the amazing indian food at Impala hotel - it is very much worth checking out if you are in Arusha. I went with a group of about 6 people who all ordered different items and were all equally delicious. Price was good (not super cheap, but not expensive), however the service was a little slow... More 

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Thank kbeetham
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Had a couple of drinks at the bar, served by an indifferent tender that was more interested to chat with his colleagues than providing a friendly service. Had the feeling l was disturbing. The food was catastrophic; my guest and myself wanted chicken wings as a starter but there we none anymore and where offered to choose an octopus salad... More 

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Thank Noel G
Moshi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2013

The Impala is so conveniently located in Arusha! It is your one stop spot for all your tourism needs. The rooms are smallish but clean & comfortable. The buffet meals are not nec award winning, but very good & filling. And, if you need to climb on a shuttle to Nairobi or Moshi, the Impala is the rendevous point. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Moshi & Old Moshi Roads | Kijenge, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: 250 8448

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?